Celtics @ Kings: Sacramento has a losing record at home and really doesn’t look like the Western team that competed for the title a few years ago. Boston’s makeover wasn’t so subtle, ousting Walker and Payton last year. Sacramento still has their old identity: a team that can pass extremely well but can’t defend. Boston however has no identity. Normally they allow their opponent to dictate the tempo, and since the Kings know how to score, this game should be in the 100′s.
Grizzlies @ Blazers: both of these clubs are half-court low-scoring teams, which should make the game close. that isn’t something for Portland to brag about, since they are the second youngest team in the NBA and should be running up and down the floor. Memphis is a veteran team; their way of playing better suits their identity. still, Potland should make it interesting at home.
Suns @ Bobcats: regardless of how crummy the Bobcats may be, their attendance is about 5,000 people greater than it was in Charlotte. Unfortunately, starting a new team like the Bobcats mean that they’re chump change to teams like Phoenix. The game should be a quick win for the Suns, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have a bright spot. both Nash and Brevin Knight are the two top leaders in assists despite both not having a lot to pass to.